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Tiger Woods Foundation

 121 Innovation Drive, Suite 150
 Irvine, CA 92617
[P] (949) 725-3003 x 129
[F] (949) 725-3002
[email protected]
Abby Daniels
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Organization DBA TGR Foundation
TGR Learning Lab
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 20-0677815 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

At TGR Foundation, we empower students to pursue their passions through education. 

Mission Statement

At TGR Foundation, we empower students to pursue their passions through education. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $5,000,000.00
Projected Revenue $6,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • TGR Foundation - A Tiger Woods Charity - Educational Programs

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Mission Statement

At TGR Foundation, we empower students to pursue their passions through education. 

Background Statement

Founded in 1996, the TGR Foundation - A Tiger Woods Charity was established to dramatically alter the way disadvantaged youth see themselves and their futures. Incorporating research-based teaching strategies, TGR programs engage underserved youth in immersive STEM programs. Third party research and internal evaluations demonstrate that TGR Foundation's creative approach to education improves participants’ GPAs, increases their likelihood of securing a college degree and points them towards gainful careers.

TGR Foundation began providing STEM enrichment and college access programs, as well as career exploration, arts and community service programs at our first TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California in 2006. Following rapid success and positive reviews from students and parents, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided TGR Foundation with a challenge grant to replicate Learning Labs across the country. TGR Foundation programs are now located in Quantico, VA, Stuart, FL, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania and have served over 160,000 students to-date. Learning Labs provide hands-on summer, school-day and after-school programs in which students engage in interactive STEM, career and college exploration programs aimed at turning their passion into a purpose.

In honor of his father, Earl Woods, Tiger established the Earl Woods Scholar Program to help first-generation college students succeed in higher education. Since its founding in 2006, the program has grown to encompass a support network that includes admissions counseling, dedicated mentors, specialized internships, financial assistance and workshops. To date, the program has propelled 194 underserved youth to college graduation and successful careers.

Recently, TGR Foundation has also focused on TGR EDU: Create, a professional development program for educators across the country. We have set an ambitious goal of reaching 5,000 teachers by 2020, in turn expanding our reach to 270,000 students. These programs take the form of week-long, 2-day, 1-day or half day trainings and seminars, teaching how to integrate STEM and the college admissions process in the classroom in an innovative, exciting way. In 2017, we also launched TGR EDU: Explore, a dynamic digital hub powered by Discovery Education, offering students, families and educators innovative lessons and interactive activities to help navigate through the college admissions process and STEM education with ease.

Impact Statement

For more than 20 years, we have worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact an entire generation, our mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. Our programs foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path.

Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, digital platforms and educator professional development, TGR Foundation offers underrepresented students the resources and support needed to thrive in school and beyond.

Needs Statement

Millions of students in the U.S. still lack the opportunities they need to reach their full potential, and because no single organization can independently tackle the entirety of this problem, the TGR Foundation is proud to be among nonprofit organizations and foundations that are collectively working to close the education and achievement gap. 


CEO Statement

“The evolution of the Tiger Woods Foundation to TGR Foundation has been in the making for some time now. The foundation took its first steps towards the transition to TGR in early 2017 with the launch of TGR EDU: Explore, an interactive, digital campus created in partnership with Discovery Education. We’re excited to be continuing a process we began over a year ago and to drive forward our initiative to reach millions of kids worldwide.” – Rick Singer, President & CEO

Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations may be made by visiting and clicking "DONATE" or calling 949-725-3003.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County

TGR Foundation serves students throughout the country. Our Learning Labs are located in Anaheim, CA, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Washington DC, Stuart, FL and Quantico, VA. Our Earl Woods Scholars hail from Southern California, Boston, MA, Washington, D.C., and New York, NY and currently attend colleges and universities across the nation.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Science & Technology -



TGR Foundation - A Tiger Woods Charity - Educational Programs

TGR Learning Labs serve as an engaging environment that ignites a passion for school, college plans and STEM careers for underserved 5th - 12th grade students. Students participate in hands-on, innovative lessons to strengthen critical thinking and their technological skills to motivate them towards a STEM career and a college education.

The Earl Woods Scholar Program (EWSP) offers more than just financial assistance for first-generation low-income college students. EWSP provides admission counseling, mentoring, interships, and career development workshops through dedicated a dedicated mentor program. 

TGR EDU: Create is our professional development program and navigates educators through STEM and youth engagement strategies in their classrooms. Full of innovative tactics, our goal is for each teacher to implement their new learnings and impact their students.

TGR EDU: Explore is a recent digital addition to TGR Foundation's educational offerings. This free, easy-access online platform includes lessons on STEM fields and college readiness. (

TGR EDU: Global expands STEM curricula and education professional learning internationally.  
Budget  5,000,000
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

-160,000 students have participated in Learning Labs programs to date.

-35,000 hours of STEM curriculum have been taught since the inception of the flagship TGR Learning Lab in 2006.

-23,500 students learned about STEM careers at Facebook during a Virtual Field Trip via TGR EDU: Explore.

-2,000 educators have been trained during our TGR EDU: Create professional development seminars.

-242 scholars have been supported through our Earl Woods Scholar program with dedicated mentors, financial aid and internships throughout their college career.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our ultimate goal is for students to do more than succeed. We want them to thrive, pursue their passions in school, the community and the working world. We have undertaken the ambitious goal to serve millions globally by 2020.

Program Success Monitored By 

Various tools are used to monitor program success. We collect data via surveys at the beginning and end of all programs including professional development, our online platform, the college scholars and students at the Learning Labs.

Examples of Program Success 


  • TGR Learning Lab: 91% of students reported increased confidence and became more optimistic about their futures and 87% of students reported learning about future career opportunities.
  • Earl Woods Scholar Program: Among alumni, 83% reported that the program helped them reach their academic goals, 69% felt that the program helped them reach their career goals and 95% found employment in their field of choice. Current scholars attend schools including George Washington University, Harvard University, UCLA, Yale, Dartmouth and more.
  • TGR EDU: Explore: Surveys were delivered at the beginning and end of the online tutorial lessons. With that, there was a 41% increase in students that better understand the steps required to apply for college. In total, 91% of participants felt confident in their ability to get into college.
  • TGR EDU: Create - Over 90% of educators said that new project-based material they learned at workshops were more likely to engage students and they feel more confident in their ability to teach and engage in STEM lessons.



CEO/Executive Director Rick Singer
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CEO Email [email protected]
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 73
Number of Part Time Staff 18
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 2
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Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

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Plans & Policies

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Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
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Reporting and Evaluations

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Board Chair Michael McKee
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Sandra Barry -- --
Ken Bentley -- --
Danny Conway -- --
Karina Hamilton -- --
Christopher Hubman -- --
Rob Light -- --
Ed Machir -- --
Michael McKee -- --
Jonathan Orszag -- --
Rick Singer -- --
Mark Steinberg -- --
Leo Tucker -- --
Peter Ueberroth -- --
Bill Woodley -- --
Kultida Woods -- --
Tiger Woods -- --

Constituent Board Members

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Youth Board Members

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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Avery Brown -- --
Dennis Kuhl -- --
Jason Mooneyham -- --
Thomas A. Parham Ph.D. -- --
Sudhakar V. Shenoy -- --
Todd C. Theodora -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

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Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2018 to Sept 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $6,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,000,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 990

2014 Form 990

2013 TWF 990

2012 TWF 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $8,273,240 $9,181,979 $9,712,802
Total Expenses $11,035,526 $10,176,132 $8,847,157

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,242,877 $5,230,646 $1,737,731
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $3,032,050 $6,164 $5,784
Earned Revenue $993,570 $33,412 $281,702
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,950,579 $2,383,360 $2,043,359
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events -- -- $0
Revenue In-Kind $47,076 $6,124 $0
Other $7,088 $1,522,273 $5,994

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $8,682,625 $7,801,921 $7,063,384
Administration Expense $1,485,819 $1,353,138 $1,163,282
Fundraising Expense $867,082 $1,021,073 $620,491
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.75 0.90 1.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 77% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 16% 19% 36%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $106,877,627 $106,716,566 $102,670,602
Current Assets $4,674,029 $13,670,839 $11,271,369
Long-Term Liabilities -- $4,555,964 $2,432,595
Current Liabilities $11,676,229 $10,259,577 $10,932,648
Total Net Assets $95,201,398 $91,901,025 $89,305,359

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.40 1.33 1.03

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 4% 2%
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CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

Impact Report (2018)

Impact Report (2017)

Annual Report (2012)

Annual Report (2011)

No Other Documents currently available.